The generations and branches of the Bulkelly family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name Bulkelly comes from the ancient Lords of Buclogh where the surname means large mountain.
Early Origins of the Bulkelly family
The surname Bulkelly was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Bulkelly family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bulkelly research.Another 434 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1206, 1638, 1573, 1549, 1552, 1621, 1577, 1659, 1644, 1614, 1662, 1640, 1662, 1585, 1659, 1633, 1708, 1688, 1658, 1660, 1661, 1583, 1659, 1635, 1637, 1635, 1568, 1650, 1634, 1685, 1660, 1665, 1666, 1660, 1710, 1692 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Bulkelly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bulkelly Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bulkelly include Bulkeley, Bulkely, Buckly, Bulkelly, Bulhilly, Buhilly and many more.
Early Notables of the Bulkelly family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir Richard Bulkeley (died 1573), a Welsh
politician, Member of Parliament for Anglesey
(1549-1552); Sir Richard Bulkeley of Beaumaris, Anglesey
and Lewisham (d. 1621), English parliamentarian, knighted in 1577; his son, Thomas Bulkeley (died. c.1659), created Viscount Bulkeley of Cashel in the Peerage... Another 167 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bulkelly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bulkelly family to Ireland
Some of the Bulkelly family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 187 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bulkelly family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bulkelly or a variant listed above: Peter and Grace Bulkeley and their two sons who settled in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1635; William Bulkely with son and servants settled in Barbados in 1679..
The Bulkelly Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Nec temere, nec timide
Motto Translation: Neither rashly nor timidly